Fast Facts: Germany

What is the weather like in Germany?

June-September are the best months to visit Germany when days are warm and nights are cool. It does rain during the summer, so take a jacket and an umbrella. If you like wildflowers, the months of April and May are gorgeous, but cool. Late fall and early winter can also be more moderate with southern winds keeping temps warmer in Bavaria.

Check out the current weather conditions in Germany.


What is needed for entry into Germany?

See our Visa page for infornation on passports and visas to Germany.


Are there any health precautions I should take?

There are no health precautions or requirements to enter Germany.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization


What is the currency?

The currency in Germany is the euro. Please review the current exchange rate for the euro.

Tipping: Round up bills in restaurants and taxis, and give the tip directly to the waiter or driver.


What items should I shop for in Germany?

In southern Germany, shop for cuckoo clocks, thermometers, Hummel figurines, wood carvings, cameras, china, porcelain, antiques, stainless steelware, toys and dolls, wines, cheese and local handcrafts. In eastern Germany, shop for Lauscha glass, wood carvings, Leipzig tiles, porcelain, Russian and eastern European phonograph records, pottery, and wooden nutcrackers.


What are the voltage requirements in Germany?

Voltage: 230 V; C & F. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

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